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Sunrise with Seamonsters Travels and Discoveries 1964-1984 by Paul Theroux
  

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New to Paul Theroux? Then Sunrise with Sea Monsters is the ideal place to start. A wide ranging selection of Theroux’s writings including sketches, reviews, essays and observations. The writing reminded me very much of George Orwell’s essays so I’ve included that in the Like for Like recommendation along with another Paul Theroux reissue this month, his novel, My Other Life.

Like for Like Reading:
My Other Life – A Novel, Paul Theroux
Essays, George Orwell

If you like Paul Theroux you might also like to read books by William Boyd, Giles Foden and Joseph Connelly.

Synopsis

Sunrise with Seamonsters Travels and Discoveries 1964-1984 by Paul Theroux

Sunrise with Sea Monsters is Paul Theroux's immensely entertaining collection of his shorter writings, ranging from sketches to critical essays. Each piece marks a new 'confrontation with the world' and throws new light on the political and social climate of diverse cultures such as those of New York, Singapore, Ireland and Malawi. Others give a lively portrayal of the people Theroux has met or books and landscapes which have inspired him.

Reviews

Theroux serves as both the camera and the eye, and both the details and the illusions are developed with brilliance. Time Magazine


About the Author

Paul Theroux

Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts in 1941 and published his first novel, Waldo, in 1967. His subsequent novels include The Family Arsenal, Picture Palace, The Mosquito Coast, O-Zone, Millroy the Magician, My Secret History, My Other Life, and, most recently, A Dead Hand. His highly acclaimed travel books include Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, Fresh Air Fiend, and Ghost Train to the Eastern Star. He divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian Islands.

Author photo © William Furniss

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Book Info

Publication date

1st February 2011

Author

Paul Theroux

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Author's Website

www.paultheroux.com/

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Travel
Literary Fiction
Biography / Autobiography
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Travel writing

ISBN

9780241950500

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